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Säv, säv, susa, Op 36 No 4
1899; known in English as 'Ingalill'
author of text

'Sibelius: Songs' (CDH55471)
Sibelius: Songs
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Säv, säv, susa, Op 36 No 4
Säv, säv, susa (‘Reeds, reeds, whisper’, though more often known as ‘Sigh, sedges, sigh’) is also to a poem of Fröding, a poem that is in itself so rich in verbal music that it must have represented an enormous challenge to the composer. Sometimes known in English as Ingalill, after the heroine of the poem, it in every way deserves its popularity. Sibelius heightens the music of the words by a gentle, sighing accompaniment of a harp-like character—indeed the harp plays an important part in the orchestral transcription by Alexander Hellman (which Sibelius subsequently authorized) and the return to the opening section is both magical and touching.

from notes by Robert Layton © 2002

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67318 track 6
Recording date
28 June 2001
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Sibelius: Songs (CDA67318)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: April 2012
    Superseded by CDH55471
  2. Sibelius: Songs (CDH55471)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: December 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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